Flaked and polished flint axehead

This elegant flint axe was made in an early farming community during the Neolithic period. When archaeologists excavated the site at Old Rydon Lane they found a series of tree throws. In one of them they found sherds of Neolithic pottery and this axehead. It is currently the only complete flint axe to have been found in an archaeologically stratified context in Devon. Most flint axes are found as surface finds and are broken.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
37/2023/10/2/2
Collection Class
Exeter archaeology
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collector Excavator
AC Archaeology
Material
flint | | | |
Common Name
flaked and polished flint axehead
Simple Name
axehead
Period Classification
Neolithic (4000-2200 BC)
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flaked and polished flint axehead